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Remembering Joe McKnight of the Jets

By Samuel Sutton

Former New York Jets running back, Joe McKnight should be respected, honored, and remembered.

On Dec 1, former New York Jets running back, Joe McKnight, was shot and killed during a road rage incident in his home of Terrytown, Louisiana. According to the Times-Picayune, a New Orleans newspaper, a man was yelling at McKnight during the incident, and then he shot McKnight multiple times. USC Trojan alumni, such as Reggie Bush, and Matt Leinart, sent out their condolences on Twitter.

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RIP my brother Joe McKnight this one hurts bad

— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) December 1, 2016

News about Joe Mcknight is devastating. Just at a loss of words!

— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) December 1, 2016

McKnight played three years as a backup running for the Jets from 2010-2012, and one year for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. He ran for 505 yards and had two receiving touchdowns in his NFL career. During his collegiate days at USC, he tallied up 2,213 rushing yards with 13 rushing touchdowns. He also had two receiving touchdowns.

He was  known more as a return man in the NFL, where he racked up 2,270 return yards with two return touchdowns. This helped him earn a Pro Bowl selection, and a First-Team All pro selection.

Everyone here at The Jet Press sends their thoughts and condolences to McKnight’s family and friends. They are the ones who are affected the most because they remember him for more than just a player. He was a man, and to them, he was a loved one.

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McKnight’s family deserves everyone’s deepest condolences. It’s the toughest feeling in the world to lose a child, and nobody should disrespect him or his family. He was more than a player, he was human life.

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Nobody should badmouth him. He may not have been the world’s greatest athlete, but that doesn’t matter. His life is important, and should be honored, and respected properly.